Our guests were members of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) who are involved in organizing efforts with GI's at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas -- especially around Operation Recovery and the Under the Hood GI coffeehouse. Aaron Hughes served with the Illinois National Guard in Kuwait. He received an MFA in Art Theory and Practice from Northwestern University in 2009 and today is the Organizing Team Leader for Iraq Veterans Against the War. Malachi Muncy served with the Texas National Guard in Iraq. He is a freelance videographer, a journalism student at Texas State University, and an intern at Under the Hood. Scott Kimball served as a mortarman with the 101st Airborne. Sergio K is also involved with IVAW.
Operation Recovery is a national effort led by IVAW to stop the deployment of traumatized troops and the abuse of troops’ right to heal. Under The Hood is a place for soldiers to gather and speak freely about the wars and the military. Support services include referrals for counseling, legal advice, and information on GI rights.
Host and Producer of Rag Radio: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer and Co-Producer: Tracey Schulz. Rag Radio is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog (theragblog.blogspot.com) and the New Journalism Project.